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Billy Strings will be the first artist to play at Roadrunner

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Boston’s newest music venue, Roadrunner, has announced an opening date — and an opening act.

Billy Strings will be the first artist to take the stage at the Allston venue on March 15. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer will bring his improvisational take on bluegrass to the 50,000-square-foot venue that’s dubbed itself New England’s “largest indoor general admission venue,” with a capacity of up to 3,500 concertgoers. Development of the venue was announced in 2019.

Strings’s musical influences stretch well beyond bluegrass with elements of heavy metal, jam bands, psychedelic music, and classic rock. He will perform music from his latest album, “Renewal,” plus music from past projects like his Grammy Award-winning album, “Home.” Strings played a sold-out show at the Boch Center Wang Theatre last fall.


The Allston venue is located at 89 Guest St. at Boston Landing. Upcoming shows announced so far include Khruangbin on March 17-18; Dropkick Murphys on March 20; Mitski on March 21-22; Bleachers on March 24-25; Chelsea Cutler on March 26-27; JoJo on March 29; and Black Tiger Sex Machine on March 31.

Brittany Bowker can be reached at brittany.bowker@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @brittbowker and on Instagram @brittbowker.